By Kayode Ayeni,Ibadan –
Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan, on Wednesday at the Lekan Salami Sports Complex, Adamasingba in Ibadan, defeated hard-fighting Dynamo Force of Benin 3-1 in the Aiteo Cup Round of 64.
The Cup game started on a fast temgpo with the guest on the defensive and 3SC wasted the first chance in the 14th minute when Olawale Adigun failed to connect a low cross from Oladimeji Oginni and thus led to series of missed chances by the homers.
3SC eventually got the first goal in the 20th minute when Merenini Junior nodded home Tayo Adebogun’s pull out. However against run of play, Dynamo Force scored an equalizer in the 43rd minute when Tayo Adebogun fumbled with the ball in the midfield and was dispossesed.
3SC introduced Nojeem Olukokun and Jide Apena for Wale Adigun and Tayo Adebogun in the second half to fortify the attack, this made an instant impact on the game with Jide Apeena getting the second goal for the homers in the 72 minute, nodding home from Oladimeji Oginni’s corner kick.
Again in the 81st minute, Jide Apena fired home from inside the box to register his brace of the game and killed the fighting spirit of Dynamos.